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´Freedom Flotilla II´ set to sail for Gaza from Turkey

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 21:20
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Herb Keinon Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 27 51 2014 07:51:41 GMT Amid Israel´s Operation Protective Edge to stop Hamas rocket fire from Gaza, a "Freedom Flotilla" was being organized in Turkey to bring humanitarian aid to the Hamas controlled Palestinian coastal enclave. The flotilla being organized, called the "Freedom Flotilla II," is the successor of the Mavi Marmara flotilla that sought to break Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip in May 2010. The new flotilla is being organized by the Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief" (Insani Yardim Vakfi), otherwise known as the IHH, (Snip) Israel and the US have both labelled the IHH a terrorist organization.

Breaking: Mexican Immigrant With Drug-Resistant TB Goes Missing in California (Video)

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 21:00
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 27 40 2014 07:40:43 GMT Eduardo Rosas Cruz tested positive with a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis, health officials say. (BBC) - An arrest Warrant was issued for a Mexican man in California with Tuberculosis. Eduardo Cruz is a transient who comes from a part of Mexico known for a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis. Eduardo Rosas Cruz a homeless Mexican in California went missing in March. He refused treatment for tuberculosis and fled authorities. The BBC reported: Authorities in California are searching for a fugitive homeless man who has refused treatment for tuberculosis and may be contagious. An arrest warrant has been issued for

Islamic Jihad Said to Have Iranian ´Judgement Day´ Missile

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:42
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Moshe Cohen Posted By: Attercliffe- Sun, 27 37 2014 07:37:51 GMT Sources said that Islamic Jihad´s big ´surprise´ was a long'range, explosive'laden Iranian'made rocket. Islamic Jihad has “many more surprises up its sleeve,” said Abdullah Shalah, head of the terror group said Sunday. In an interview on an Arab satellite station, Shalah said that “We have a store of strategic weapons that we have never used,” but was prepared to bring out against Israel if the war in Gaza continued. [Snip] According to sources in Gaza, those weapons are Iranian'made “Zelzal” missiles, an unguided missile that can carry a payload of up to 600 kg (1,323 pounds) of explosives for a

Hillary Clinton defends Obama against conservative barbs

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:20
CNN, by Shannon Travis Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 27 33 2014 07:33:22 GMT Washington - If you wanted a friend to defend your reputation against serious sideswipes, who better to do it than one of the most recognizable women in the world, with years of experience beating back barbs? Enter Hillary Clinton in defense of President Barack Obama. As conservatives throw arrows aimed at the President´s handling of multiple world crises, Clinton defended her former adversary-turned-boss-turned-friend. (Snip) "I think that he is facing some of the same challenges that American presidents face when dealing with threats within Europe," Clinton said. "The United States, obviously, has a great interest in helping to maintain

Albright: ´The World Is a Mess´

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 18:31
Breitbart TV, by Pam Key Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 27 24 2014 07:24:14 GMT Sunday on CBS´s “Face the Nation,” former Clinton administration Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said, "To put it mildly, the world is a mess. “Can you recall a time when there was so much trouble in so many places around the world?" "Face the Nation" anchor Bob Schieffer asked of Albright. "What is happening in the Middle East a lot due to the Arab Awakening and also the artificiality of the borders that were established after World War I," Albright said. "These are huge game changers and a lot of Americans are trying to figure out where the countries are. Most Americans knew little about Islam and did not know the

Boko Haram abducts wife of Cameroon’s vice prime minister

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 18:13
Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 27 18 2014 07:18:09 GMT Boko Haram militants have abducted the wife of Cameroon’s deputy prime minister in the northern town of Kolofata, the Cameroonian military said Sunday. The wife of Deputy Prime Minister Amadou Ali and her maid were abducted in “a savage attack” on his home on Sunday, Information Minister Issa Tchiroma said, BBC reported. Mr. Ali was able to escape to a neighboring town. “The situation is very critical here now, and as I am talking to you, the Boko Haram elements are still in Kolofata in a clash with our soldiers,” regional commander Col. Felix Nji Formekong told Reuters.

Obama played 81 rounds of golf and attended 75 fundraisers since re'election

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 18:13
New York Post, by Stephanie Pagones Posted By: Ribicon- Sun, 27 17 2014 07:17:10 GMT While domestic crises simmer and international conflicts flare, President Obama can be counted on to pitch and putt. The duffer in chief has played 81 rounds of golf and had attended 75 political fund'raisers in the 628 days since his 2012 re'election, a Post analysis of his schedule found. The president is on pace to double the 104 days he spent on the links during his first term. While many criticize the president for making birdies instead of policy, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg has defended the habit. “They criticize him for going and playing golf with people who he’s got

Ghosts of the First World War: Century'old photos of soldiers marching down our streets superimposed on modern'day images

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 17:43
Daily Mail [UK], by Mark Duell Posted By: Attercliffe- Sun, 27 14 2014 07:14:39 GMT Despite so many of Britain’s streets being packed with history, it can be hard to imagine what was happening on them 100 years ago. But these composite images show how places across London and further afield looked during the First World War compared to now. In one photo, German prisoners of war are seen being marched on their way to Southend Pier in Essex accompanied by guards in 1914. This archive image from the war has been matched with a present'day photo of the seafront in the sunshine, taken earlier this month. Further up the east coast, wartime bomb damage

The myth of botched executions

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 16:49
Washington Times, by Judson Phillips Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 27 09 2014 07:09:51 GMT On Wednesday, the State of Arizona executed Joseph Wood. The left wing media immediately jumped on the case, calling it a “botched execution.” To begin with, the execution wasn’t botched. He’s dead, isn’t he? Wood was convicted of two counts of first degree ,urder. The murders occurred in 1989. Wood was convicted and sentenced to death in 1991. He spent 23 years on death row while tax payer funded lawyers cranked out every strategy possible to stop or delay his execution. The botching was not the execution. The botching was that it took 23 years. There was never any doubt about Wood’s guilt. He killed the father of his ex-girlfriend

Under new rules, Muslim inmates in L.A. County jails observe Ramadan

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 15:33
Los Angeles Times, by Cindy Chang Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 27 43 2014 06:43:09 GMT The inmate in blue jail'issue scrubs turned toward Mecca and sang the midday call to prayer heard at Muslim places of worship around Southern California on the last Friday of Ramadan. About 80 other inmates, many wearing traditional caps called kufis with their jail uniforms, sat in the pews of a chapel in Men´s Central Jail during the service led by a volunteer imam. Before sunrise, the inmates had consumed a breakfast of eggs, peanut butter and jelly, a banana and milk that conformed to Muslim dietary rules. Now they were fasting until their evening meal, which they would eat

Clinton makes splash at Boston convention, raps partisanship

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 15:33
Boston Herald, by Chris Cassidy, Laurel J. Sweet Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 27 32 2014 06:32:30 GMT Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton preached bipartisanship, plugged her book, avoided talk of a 2016 White House run, and even joked about her role as the last'minute fill'in speaker for former President George W. Bush during a convention in Boston yesterday. “The last time a Clinton replaced a Bush, things worked out pretty well,” Clinton told the crowd. Bush had to cancel his appearance at the three'day Ameriprise Financial conference at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center because of an injured knee. In a 50'minute appearance, Clinton — his hired replacement — warned that America’s image at home and

US Less Safe Than Several Years Ago, Top Intelligence Official Says

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 15:33
ABC News, by Mike Levine Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 27 27 2014 06:27:29 GMT The United States is now less safe than it was years ago, in part because a brutal terrorist group has been able to gain power in Iraq after the post'war government there "blew it," a top U.S. intelligence official said Saturday. The frank words came from Lt. Gen Michael Flynn, the outgoing head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, at a national security forum in Aspen, Colorado, where over several days top current and former counterterrorism officials warned of several simultaneous threats to the United States emanating from the Middle East and Africa. Asked if the United States is generally now

William F. Buckley, Recurring Pop Culture Icon

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 15:33
National Review Online, by Jim Geraghty Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 27 38 2014 05:38:31 GMT In today’s Morning Jolt, I asked readers for any long-forgotten references to National Review in popular culture. The other day in the office, other NRO-niks and I tried to come up with all the movies and television shows that have referenced or mentioned National Review Annie Hall, obviously; spider-killing is proud tradition at NR. Tom Selleck picked up a copy of National Review in an episode of Magnum, P.I. Robin Williams’s Genie briefly imitated William F. Buckley in Aladdin. NBC’s Community offered a bizarre reference, although perhaps the magazine needs a “Make-Out Meter.” Readers already offered three we missed.

New House Whip vows to stay in Washington until Congress has immigration plan

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 15:33
Fox News, by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 27 34 2014 05:34:22 GMT Rep. Steve Scalise, the incoming House Majority Whip, said Sunday he will stay in Washington until Congress agrees to an emergency spending plan for the border'immigration crisis, but declined to say whether he will cancel the lower chamber’s August recess. “I’m going to stay until it’s done,” said Scalise, R'La., the Tea Party'backed lawmaker who in June became the No. 3 Republican in the GOP'led House after Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his re'election bid. In an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” Scalise also laid out House Republicans´ legislative agenda before the November elections, including a vow to agree to

Hillary Clinton: George W. Bush´s Actions Made Me Proud to Be an American

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 15:14
Breitbart TV, by Pam Key Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 27 27 2014 05:27:57 GMT Sunday on CNN´s "Fareed Zakaria GPS," former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discussed the United States standing in the world and said former President George W. Bush is the president who made her "proud to be an American." Clinton then seemingly took a shot at Obama´s current lack of direction in world leadership. "We have to go back out and sell ourselves," Clinton said. "It is not to be taken for granted. What do we stand for and, how do we intend to lead and manage? How do we try to enlist the rest of the world in this struggle between cooperation and order and conflict and disorder which is really at the root of so much

Netanyahu says Hamas violating its own cease'fire

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 15:14
Politico, by Jonathan Topaz Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 27 19 2014 05:19:37 GMT Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Hamas is already violating its own cease'fire that it proposed Sunday morning. “Hamas doesn’t even accept it’s own cease'fire. It’s continuing to fire at us as we speak," he said Sunday on CNN´s "State of the Union." Hamas announced a 24'hour cease'fire with Israel beginning at 2 p.m. local time. But Netanyahu said that Hamas hadn´t abided by its own announcement, saying it has not ceased in its campaign against the Israel on Sunday. “Hamas is simply continuing all its operations, and Israel will not let this terror operation decide when it’s convenient for them and not

Is Obama Aiding World Tranquility?

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 15:14
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez Posted By: Hazymac- Sun, 27 08 2014 05:08:56 GMT Here is a selection of this morning’s news. John Kerry brokers Afghan election deal but leaves behind confusion. Afghan elections: Audit of disputed run-off halted. U.S. Evacuates Embassy in Libya Amid Clashes. Only “temporary,” says State. Egyptians Search Kerry Before Allowing Him to Meet Sisi. Kerry “completely capitulated“ to Hamas in ceasefire proposal, say Israeli sources. Hamas fires rockets toward Israel after terror group rejects truce proposal. A bad deal with Iran. Missed deadline on Iran nuclear talks sparks a blame game. Jihadists in Iraq Erase Cultural Heritage. “Raw footage shows the Shrine of Yunus

Providence is Not Just a City in Rhode Island

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 14:35
American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman Posted By: real fifi- Sun, 27 20 2014 04:20:35 GMT Every now and then we are reminded by events that providence has saved our civilization from disaster. There was, for example, reminds my friend Narciso, the Bojinka plot In which Ramzi Yousef and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed planned to assassinate Pope John Paul II, bomb 11 passenger planes, and crash a plane into CIA headquarters. A chemical fire in one of the plotter’s kitchens disrupted those plans. (Khalid went on to commit other atrocities '' including planning 9/11 '' but providence cannot always protect us.) This week the Daily Mail reported that the underwear bomber failed in his mission because he had not changed his

Taliban Making Military Gains in Afghanistan

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 14:35
New York Times, by Azam Ahmed Posted By: NorthernDog- Sun, 27 34 2014 03:34:37 GMT Mahmud Raoi, Afghanistan - Taliban fighters are scoring early gains in several strategic areas near the capital this summer, inflicting heavy casualties and casting new doubt on the ability of Afghan forces to contain the insurgency as the United States moves to complete its withdrawal of combat troops, according to Afghan officials and local elders. The Taliban have found success beyond their traditional strongholds in the rural south and are now dominating territory near crucial highways and cities that surround Kabul, the capital, in strategic provinces like Kapisa and Nangarhar. Their advance has gone unreported because most

Wendy Davis surely will fail without help from Obama

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 14:16
Star-Telegram [Ft. Worth, TX], by Bob Ray Sanders Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 27 55 2014 02:55:14 GMT State Sen. Wendy Davis is making a huge mistake in her campaign as the Democratic nominee for Texas governor. And if she continues doing it, she just might find her potential voters staying home in droves on Election Day. The campaign apparently has decided that Davis has to distance herself from President Barack Obama — avoid being seen with him, resist talking about the issues he has championed even if she supports them, and certainly not ask the president’s help in getting out the vote in the Lone Star State. The obvious reason for this flawed strategy is that Obama is hugely unpopular in the so-called “red”